OK...what was I thinking? (I'm a woman after all) I drove for 1 mile before it quit. Tried to restart but it didn't. Then realized what I had done!!! Towed it to my mechanic. He's a great guy but not a diesel mechanic. He's draining the tank and flushing the system. We're hoping not to have to replace the VP44. Are there other parts that should be replaced that might not cause the engine to run poorly now but will show damage in time? I guess you need to know that I drive a 2002 Dodge Ram extended cab, 2500 Cummins 24 valve inline 6 5.9L, 6 speed manual, 4X4 with no modifications.
The second issue is that I've experience dead pedal for the last year. However, the truck seems to run almost normal once it warms up. From all that I've read,this is not typical of the VP44 failure? Any comments other than what a dummy I am?: